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Chatham 7th Graders Headed to Playoffs Despite Loss to Summit

CHATHAM, NJ - Summit built a lead in the first half and held on to defeat the Chatham Seventh-Graders, 32-14, on Sunday at Cougar Field.

Chatham plays the third-seeded Belleville (6-2) on Sunday in the first round of the NJSYFL playoffs. Game time and location yet to be determined.

Quarterback Ryan Lonergan threw a six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Coffey in the first half for Chatham, which also received a blocked extra point from defensive tackle Nick Vivona.

After trading punts early in the second half, the running back tandem of Ben Gorski and Colin Hart were able to get the Cougars down to Summit’s 1-yard line, where running back Josh Smith punched it in. Cougars converted their extra point kick (which is worth two points at this level) making it a one-TD game. But undefeated Summit pulled away with two scores.


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